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An image of the Tenke Fungurume mine in the DRC
DRC, CMOC agree to bolstering Congolese participation at cobalt mine
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Congolese Regulatory Authority for Subcontracting in the Private Sector, or Authorité de Régulation de la Sous-traitance dans le Secteur Privé (ARSP), has announced a new agreement with China’s... 


An image of the Abujar gold project
Tietto delivers record quarterly gold production at Côte d’Ivoire project
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

West African gold producer Tietto Minerals has produced a quarterly record of 37 111 oz of gold at its Abujar gold project, in Côte d’Ivoire, for the quarter ended March 31. Milling rates increased... 


Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business Park
WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth
8th April 2024

Starting out 1994 to serve the metropolitan area with a range of low voltage electric motors, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch has grown in its size and its offerings, according to Branch Manager... 


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Perseus declares its offer for OreCorp unconditional
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining has declared that its off-market takeover bid offer for all the current and to be issued ordinary shares in ASX-listed OreCorp is now unconditional, and best and... 


China-Australia ties frayed under former Australian leader Scott Morrison.
China investment in Australia sinks as companies favor Belt and Road
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investment into Australia by Chinese private and state-owned companies tumbled in 2023 to the second-lowest level in 18 years, according to a report from KPMG and the University of Sydney. The... 


EU sees hope for US minerals deal from new forced labour law
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

New European Union rules that will ban products made using forced labour have raised the prospect of concluding a deal on critical minerals with the United States, EU trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis... 


Peter Grosskopf: 'I’ve never seen it dislocate quite like this.'
Biggest gold miners are missing out on bullion's record run
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest gold miners are at risk of missing out on the metal’s record run after spending billions of dollars to become the obvious home for bullion-focused investors. Despite gold... 


Westgold and Karora merge to create A$2.2bn Australian gold miner
Westgold and Karora merge to create A$2.2bn Australian gold miner
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s Westgold Resources on Monday announced its acquisition of Toronto-listed Karora Resources in a deal valued at about A$1.23-billion. The acquisition, structured as a cash-and-stock... 


Andrew Forrest
Forrest urges China to demand greener nickel, FT reports
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has called on China to demand higher environmental standards from its global supply chain, particularly its companies conducting nickel processing in... 


Bold Baatar
Baatar appointed Rio Tinto COO to spearhead global business development
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Bold Baatar as its COO, tasked with spearheading the group's commercial and business development endeavors worldwide. Baatar's... 


Mt Gibson on track to meet shipping guidance
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian iron-ore miner Mount Gibson is on track to meet its 2024 guidance, having shipped 0.7-million wet metric tonnes of high-grade iron-ore fines from Koolan Island in the March quarter. The... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


Sibanye’s post-mining agri initiative seeks commercial farming, agribusiness partners
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Nonprofit initiative Bokamoso Ba Rona has published a request for expression of interest, in seeking to partner with established commercial farmers and/or agribusinesses to spearhead Bokamoso’s... 


Stanmore buys rest of Eagle Downs
Stanmore buys rest of Eagle Downs
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian coal miner Stanmore Resources is taking full control of the Eagle Downs assets, in the Bowen basin of Queensland. The company entered into an agreement with China Baowu Steel Group... 


West African achieve solid first quarter production
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed unhedged gold mining company West African Resources  produced 56 595 oz of gold at its Sanbrado gold operations in the first quarter. The gold, produced from 844 000 t of ore milled at a... 


Coal conveyor
MC Mining committee expresses frustration as Goldway extends offer period
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-, ASX- and Aim-listed MC Mining has advised that the offer period for a takeover offer made by Goldway Capital Investment has been extended to April 19. The offer would have initially lapsed... 


Copper cathode produced in Zambia
Zambia's copper output may rise to one-million tons by 2026 as mines expand
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

Zambia's copper output could rise to about one-million tons by 2026, boosted by investment in expanding production at mines including those owned by First Quantum Minerals, Finance Minister... 


Sucher to step down as CFO of DRA Global
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed multidisciplinary engineering, project delivery and operations management group DRA Global CFO Michael Sucher has decided to step down from his role to pursue other... 


Seriti Green CEO Peter Venn
RMB facilitates project financing for Seriti Green’s first wind farm in Mpumalanga
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining and energy company Seriti Resources’ subsidiary Seriti Green has signed a long-term project financing agreement with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) as co-mandated lead arranger to enable the... 


Teck Q1 coal sales in line with guidance
Teck Q1 coal sales in line with guidance
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian mining company Teck Resources has reported first-quarter steelmaking coal sales of 5.9-million tonnes, which is in line with its guidance of 5.9-million to 6.3-million tonnes. The... 


Shanta Gold operation in Tanzania
Shareholders approve Saturn Resources’ takeover of Shanta Gold
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold miner Shanta Gold has confirmed that the requisite majority of voting scheme shareholders have voted in favour of a takeover by Tanzania-based Saturn Resources, or Bidco, which is a newly... 


Image of Probe IMT M3SH noise monitoring system
Noise monitoring solutions make work environments safer
5th April 2024

Noise pollution is a significant hazard in mining and industrial sectors, posing a threat to worker health and safety. Exposure to excessive noise can lead to permanent hearing loss, stress, and... 


An image showing the Newlyn Group unveileng the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal
Newlyn launches R3.4bn multimodal rail terminal at Durban port
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Port logistics company the Newlyn Group on April 4 unveiled the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal, strategically located next to the Port of Durban, aimed at opening intra-Africa and local trade and... 


Australian gold miner still has plan to drill in war-torn Sudan
5th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian gold producer Perseus Mining hasn’t ditched a long-term plan to mine in war-torn Sudan, even as it chases other deals across Africa to sustain its output. The third-biggest... 


The Abra plant during construction in June 2022
Abra Mining goes into administration
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Richard Tucker and Robert Hutson of KordaMentha Restructuring have been appointed as voluntary administrators of Abra Mining, which owns and operates a lead and silver mine in the Gascoyne region... 


Rio Tinto's QIT Madagascar mineral sands operation
As Rio Tinto strives for 'impeccable ESG', investors raise water issues
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto faced demands from shareholders at its annual meeting on Thursday to come clean on environmental issues, including water and biodiversity, as the company said it was committed to... 


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FLSmidth
5th April 2024

As a more than 140-year-old Danish company, FLSmidth is a leading technology and service sup-plier to the global mining and cement industry. With its MissionZero programme, it has set a tar-get of... 


Brian Protheroe
COMRO’s Legacy: Research and Development of Stoping Mining Machinery and Technologies – Brian Protheroe
5th April 2024

The Chamber of Mines Research Organization (COMRO) was active for nearly 30 years, and developed a great many technologies benefitting the industry. It would be impossible to discuss all of these... 


UCT research team develops ‘new set of tools’ to support mine closure planning in South Africa
5th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new set of tools aimed at assisting in responsible and sustainable mine closures across South Africa has been developed by a University of Cape Town (UCT) research team through a Water Research... 


An image of Shirley Webber
Growth potential, challenges presented in West Africa
5th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

West Africa’s mining and industrial sectors are characterised by growth and challenges, says multinational banking and financial services provider Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB)... 


An image of Norbert Neumann, Ahmed Ould Mohamed and Mohamed Haidalla
Mauritanian iron-ore plant deal concluded
5th April 2024

Innovative technological and mining solutions provider TAKRAF Group recently concluded the signing of an extensive project with Mauritanian mining and industrial company Societe Nationale... 


PUMPING INVESTMENT
The investment in modern, efficient pump solutions can optimise sugar operations
Pumps crucial to sugar processing – supplier
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As the sugar industry continues to evolve in a rapidly changing market landscape, the investment in modern, efficient pump solutions and effective maintenance practices will remain vital, says... 


An image of a Metso grinding mill facility
High-capacity grinding mill deal concluded
5th April 2024

Finland-based industrial machinery company Metso Corporation has been awarded an order to deliver an 18 MW semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill for the Phase 2 expansion at Canadian mineral... 


A large sign next to the road at the entrance to the Mponeng Mine owned by Harmony Gold that states it is the deepest mine globally
Deep-level investment
5th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Gold major Harmony’s strategy is to direct major capital towards its high-grade underground mines and high-margin surface source operations to improve profitability. The decision to extend Mponeng,... 


An Aerial view of the Balnket Mine in Zimbabwe owned by Mining Corporation
Miner eyes further growth in Zimbabwe
5th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

In its constant drive to increase its representation and relevance in the country’s mining sector, Zimbabwe-focused explorer, developer and miner Caledonia Mining Corporation has changed its mining... 


TLT-Turbo Africa sales engineer Katlego Nchabeleng
Major ventilation installation completed by manufacturer
5th April 2024

During March, technology-driven mining and industrial fan and ventilation manufacturer TLT Turbo Africa has successfully implemented a major ventilation project within the platinum belt of South... 


An image of mining haul trucks
Regional growth prospects remain positive
5th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Long-term growth prospects in West Africa remain positive, says security research organisation the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), with the scenarios emerging from its African Futures and... 


Image of gold bars
Songjiagou mine, China
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in the Muping-Rushan gold belt, in Shangdong province. 


Image of gold pour
Côté gold project, Canada – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Iamgold has successfully completed the inaugural gold pour at the Coté project. 


Elandfontein project
Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz is ramping up to steady-state production. 


Image of Kayelekera project
Kayelekera uranium restart project, Malawi – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lotus Resources has appointed a debt adviser to arrange debt for the project. 


Location map of the Kouroussa project
Kouroussa gold project, Guinea – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Commercial production will be delayed beyond the targeted first quarter of 2024. 


Location map of the Longonjo project
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has reported that preparatory works are advancing smoothly. 


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